DeKALB – Visitors can enjoy an extended opportunity to view Northern Illinois University Art Museum’s exhibition “Exploring Aspects of War In and Through the Visual Arts” through Nov. 13. Artworks on display were created by both military veteran and civilian artists during and after conflict.
The exhibition touches on military conflict from the perspectives of the home front, the battleground and the veteran’s return home.
Works on view range from contemporary installation sculptures and documentary photographs to historic 17th-century prints and cover a wide scope of perspectives, including veteran self-expression and art practice and shifting social and political views. The exhibition explores how the visual arts have served to document, promote, memorialize, process healing, critique and protest war and military action.
To celebrate Veterans Day, the galleries will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 11.
A series of public programs are scheduled through the end of October exploring these topics further. Check the NIU Art Museum’s website for the latest calendar of events at niu.edu/artmuseum.